Saturday, May 14, 2011

No Place Like Holmes



I have to say that the first couple paragraphs in the prologue didn't draw me in like a lot of other books do, made me wonder for a bit if i was going to be bored reading this book in entirety, but the next few drew me in pretty well.

Griffin is a genius but is humble, not something you usually hear about in the same sentence. He has a photographic memory. In the beginning of book he is alone in a tiny train compartment as he is headed to London, to stay with his uncle for the summer. He is doing so because he wasn't invited to go to camp with his schoolmates. He doesn’t know who Sherlock Holmes is, so the ticket guy on train gives him a paper to read about Sherlock (whom he now thinks may be his uncle as he lives in the same place he is going to).

He finds out who his uncle is and he isn't Sherlock and is disappointed. His mother had sent him and the uncle didn't even know (he hadn't opened the first letter as he thought it was a bill collector). I personally would be very mad at that mother, since she didn't receive a reply from the uncle.

He finds a lady while in a cab on the way to church who wants to see Sherlock, so he asks the cabbie to take them back. Sherlock wasn't home so he got his uncle. The woman let his uncle Rupert take the case on the condition that Griffin was involved with the investigation.

I enjoyed reading this book as much as I enjoyed reading Nancy Drew books when i was younger. With the way it ended I sure hope to be able to find more of these books on the booksneeze site. If not i will be sure to keep my eyes out in stores.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.

Book Description
The new resident in 221A Baker Street is about to give Sherlock Holmes a run for his magnifying glass!

When Griffin is sent to stay with his detective uncle at 221A Baker Street for the summer, he is certain that his uncle must be the great Sherlock Holmes! But Griffin is disappointed to discover that Holmes lives at 221B Baker Street and his uncle lives unit 221A. His uncle is a detective, just not a very good one. But when Griffin meets a woman with a case that Holmes has turned away for being too ridiculous, he and his uncle team up to help her. Along the way, Griffin shows his uncle just what it means to have true faith in God, even when the case challenges that. The woman claims that her husband was eaten by the Loch Ness Monster, but monsters aren’t real—or are they?

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